This is a great shot of the Great Northern Dock, Pacific Mills Limited and the Packers buildings. There’s a huge amount of rail activity in the area and check out the scrap yards near the bottom of the frame. They appear to be filled with World War 2 aircraft pieces. The intersection near the lower-right…
This is the Capilano Stadium from June 16, 1951. You probably know it better by it’s current name, the Nat Bailey Stadium. The stadium originally opened for business in 1951, but I was unable to find the exact date. From this view, the grounds around the stadium don’t appear to be complete yet.
This is a close up of Granthams Landing, just north of Gibsons, from 1948. This image was originally mislabelled as Hopkins Landing. Thanks to Margo for pointing out the error.
This is the Timberland Lumber Company Sawmill, located in the Brownsville area of Surrey, from 1948. The dock that you see near the sawmill, might very well be the remains of Surrey’s only ferry terminal. It operated between Surrey and New Westminster up until the late 1800’s. In the background, of course, is New Westminster.
This is a somewhat higher altitude shot of the Pacific Coast Terminals in New Westminster from 1946. The terminals handled the import of general cargo such as apples, wood and refrigerated food.
This photo from 1951 shows the Old Carling Brewery looking north towards Kitsilano Beach Park. The brewery was located at the corner of West 12th Avenue and Arbutus Street in Vancouver.
These are part of the Kelowna Grower’s Exchange buildings in downtown Kelowna from 1951. The main intersection in the image is the corner of Ellis St. and Doyle Ave.
These are the toll booths at the North end of the Lions Gate Bridge from 1956. Welch Street is at the bottom with Mathias Road on the right. The tolls remained on the bridge until 1963.
This is the Collingwood area of Vancouver from 1955. The main street near the bottom of the image is East 41st Ave and the street on the left running up/down with the “zig-zag” in it is Nanaimo Street.
This is the Capilano Highlands area of North Vancouver from 1950. Right at the center of the photo you can see the intersection of Edgemont Boulevard and West Queens Road.